[PATCH 3/3] x86/ima: retry detecting secure boot mode

Mimi Zohar zohar at linux.ibm.com
Mon Mar 11 09:54:52 PDT 2019


On Fri, 2019-03-08 at 09:51 -0800, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 8, 2019 at 5:40 AM Mimi Zohar <zohar at linux.ibm.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, 2019-03-07 at 14:50 -0800, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > > Is the issue that it gives incorrect results on the first read, or is
> > > the issue that it gives incorrect results before ExitBootServices() is
> > > called? If the former then we should read twice in the boot stub, if
> > > the latter then we should figure out a way to do this immediately
> > > after ExitBootServices() instead.
> >
> > Detecting the secure boot mode isn't the problem.  On boot, I am
> > seeing "EFI stub: UEFI Secure Boot is enabled", but setup_arch() emits
> > "Secure boot could not be determined".
> >
> > In efi_main() the secure_boot mode is initially unset, so
> > efi_get_secureboot() is called.  efi_get_secureboot() returns the
> > secure_boot mode correctly as enabled.  The problem seems to be in
> > saving the secure_boot mode for later use.
> 
> Hm. And this only happens on certain firmware versions? If something's
> stepping on boot_params then we have bigger problems.

I was seeing this problem before and after updating the system
firmware on my laptop last summer.  If updating the firmware had
resolved the problem, I wouldn't have included this patch.

Mimi




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